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Classic Sports Card of The Day

03 Sep

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1949 Leaf football card of a National Football League legendary quarterback, Sid Luckman of the Chicago Bears. After a stellar college career at Columbia University, Bears’ owner George Halas wanted him for his team, but Luckman initially wasn’t interested in pro football, preferring to go work for his father’s trucking company. Halas convinced him otherwise, and Luckman went on to revolutionize the pro game running a T-formation offense that won 4 NFL titles in the 1940s. Besides being a four-time champ, Luckman was a five-time All Pro, NFL MVP in 1943, was named to the All Decade team for the 1940s and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. He passed away at the age of 81 in 1998.

 

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